All articles in 'Learn Excel' Category

Excel’s Auditing Functions [Spreadsheet Risk Management – Part 3 of 4]

Published on Jan 18, 2012 in Financial Modeling, Learn Excel
Excel’s Auditing Functions [Spreadsheet Risk Management – Part 3 of 4]

This series of articles will give you an overview of how to manage spreadsheet risk. These articles are written by Myles Arnott from Excel Audit Part 1: An Introduction to managing spreadsheet risk Part 2: How companies can manage their spreadsheet risk Part 3: Excel’s auditing functions Part 4: Using external software packages to manage […]

Continue »

Six Quick Updates

Published on Jan 16, 2012 in blogging, Learn Excel, VBA Macros

Hello my friend,

I have a few quick updates to start the week. Just read on to keep up.

Excel VBA section of Chandoo.org

During last few weeks, I have spent several hours organizing all the VBA material on Chandoo.org. I am happy to announce our brand to Excel VBA area of the site.

This section has Excel VBA overview, examples, videos, tips, books, references & more. Check it out.

Read on for the remaining 5 updates…

Continue »

Finding Friday the 13th using Excel (and learning cool formulas along way)

Published on Jan 13, 2012 in Formula Forensics, Learn Excel
Finding Friday the 13th using Excel (and learning cool formulas along way)

Not that I have friggatriskaidekaphobia or anything. But since today is Friday & 13th, lets put our Excel skills to test and find out when the next Friday the 13th is going to be.

Continue »

12 Steps to become awesome in Excel (and your work) in 2012

Published on Jan 6, 2012 in Learn Excel
12 Steps to become awesome in Excel (and your work) in 2012

Obviously, everywhere you look this week, you find advice on how to do better in 2012.

While you don’t have to wait for a new year to become awesome at your work, You might use the occasion.

So, today I want to share 12 ways to become awesome in Excel. But first I have secret to confess…,

I think becoming awesome in Excel useless.

What we really want is, to become awesome in our work. Since we spend a lot of time using Excel (and other office software), knowing how to use these better can have a huge impact on how we do our work.

In that spirit, lets look at 12 steps to become awesome in your work using Excel.

Continue »

Quick Update about VBA Classes & Discount Expiry!

Published on Jan 5, 2012 in Excel Howtos, Learn Excel

I have 2 quick announcements & 1 Excel tip for you.

Announcements

Read on for a bonus Excel tip as well.

Continue »

How Companies Can Manage Spreadsheet Risk [Part 2 of 4]

Published on Jan 3, 2012 in Financial Modeling, Learn Excel
How Companies Can Manage Spreadsheet Risk [Part 2 of 4]

In the second installment on Excel Spreadsheet Risk Management, Myles takes a look at How companies can manage spreadsheet risk?.

He tells us, how we can set a formal governance framework to reduce or mitigate spreadsheet risk. Go ahead and read. And please tell us how your company manages spreadsheet risk in comments.

Continue »

Free Picture Calendar Template – Download and make a personalized calendar today!

Published on Jan 2, 2012 in Learn Excel, VBA Macros
Free Picture Calendar Template – Download and make a personalized calendar today!

Here is something fun, personalized and delicious to start your new year. A Picture Calendar built in Excel!

Using this you can print a 12 month calendar with your own photos. Its fun to use, easy to set up and looks great. Read more to understand how this works & download the template.

Continue »

2012 Calendar – Excel Template [Downloads]

Published on Dec 27, 2011 in Learn Excel
2012 Calendar – Excel Template [Downloads]

Here is a new year gift to all our readers – free 2012 Excel Calendar Template.

This calender has,

» One page full calendar with notes, in 4 different color schemes
» 1 Mini calendar
» Monthly calendar (prints to 12 pages)
» Works for any year, just change year in Full tab.

Go ahead and download the FREE 2012 Calendar and Enjoy.

Continue »

Formula Forensics. No 007 – Sumproduct

Published on Dec 21, 2011 in Formula Forensics, Huis, Learn Excel, Posts by Hui
Formula Forensics. No 007 – Sumproduct

One of the most asked questions within the posts and Forums at Chandoo.org is, How Does Sumproduct work ?

Today in Formula Forensics we take at look at just that with a few worked examples.

Continue »

Join Excel School & Become Awesome in Excel Today!

Published on Dec 19, 2011 in Learn Excel, products
Join Excel School & Become Awesome in Excel Today!

Some of you know that I run an online Excel training program – Excel School. This program has 24 hours of detailed, step-by-step, fun & very useful Excel training, all available online so that you can view & learn at your own pace.

Creating this program has been the best thing that happened in my life. This program has been received very well by Excel users all over the world. Since we launched in Jan 2010, More than 2,500 people have joined Excel School and have become awesome in Excel. Personally, I have learned so much more about Excel, teaching & running business by conducting this program in last 2 years.

You too can become awesome in Excel by joining us. Please click here.

Continue »

Learn Any Area of Excel using these 80 Links

Learn Any Area of Excel using these 80 Links

Last week I asked, What is one area of Excel you want to learn more?

More than 250 of you responded to this question. Many of you shared your areas of interest thru comments, quite a few of you also emailed me personally.

So what next?

You told us what you want to learn, the next step is logical. We share some of the best tutorials & examples with you so that you can learn. In this post, we have presented more than 75 links, to help you learn your area of focus.

I have divided this in to 16 areas. In each area, we have identified (upto) 5 best links for you to learn more. I have also recommended 1 or 2 training programs that make you awesome in that area. Plus, if we found any excellent external resources, we have highlighted them as well.

So go ahead and learn Excel.

Continue »

Formula Forensics No. 005 – Zebras and Checker-Boards

Published on Dec 8, 2011 in Formula Forensics, Huis, Learn Excel, Posts by Hui
Formula Forensics No. 005 – Zebras and Checker-Boards

Zebra Stripes and Checker Boards

This week in Formula Forensics I’m taking a break from Array Formulas to have a look at some Zebra Stripes and Checker Boards.

No, I haven’t gone crazy, although some may argue that point.

More specifically were going to take a look at, Zebra Stripes and Checker-Board Conditional Formatting.

Continue »

Introduction to Spreadsheet Risk Management

Published on Dec 7, 2011 in Financial Modeling, Learn Excel
Introduction to Spreadsheet Risk Management

This series of articles will give you an overview of how to manage spreadsheet risk. These articles are written by Myles Arnott from Excel Audit

Part 1: An Introduction to managing spreadsheet risk
Part 2: How companies can manage their spreadsheet risk
Part 3: Excel’s auditing functions
Part 4: Using external software packages to manage your spreadsheet risk

The potential impact of spreadsheet error hit the UK business news recently after a mistake in a spreadsheet resulted in outsourcing specialist Mouchel issuing a major profits warning and sparked the resignation of its chief executive. Over the next few weeks we will look at the risk spreadsheets can introduce to an organisation and the steps that can be taken to minimise this risk.

Continue »

8 Tips to Make you a Formatting Pro

Published on Dec 5, 2011 in Excel Howtos, Learn Excel
8 Tips to Make you a Formatting Pro

We can take any Excel workbook and format it until Christmas, and we would still not be done. But not many of us have so much of time or energy. So, today, lets talk formatting.

In this, you will learn how to
1) Use tables to format data quickly
2) Change colors of your worksheet in a snap
3) Use cell styles
4) Quickly clone formatting using format painter
5) Clear formats to begin with a clean-slate
6) Formatting shortcuts
7) Formatting options for print
and 8 ) Why you should not go overboard formatting

So go ahead and become a formatting pro.

Continue »

What is one area of Excel you want to learn more? [Survey]

Published on Dec 2, 2011 in Learn Excel
What is one area of Excel you want to learn more? [Survey]

It is almost weekend. Today we (Jo and I) are going to watch a cricket match being played in Vizag. We are pretty excited as this is the first time we are watching a match in stadium. So, let keep this light and fun. I want to know What is one area of Excel you […]

Continue »